My Wife Doesn’t Give Me The Love I Deserve!

Seth Adam Smith

My wife doesn’t give me the the love I deserve.

About a year and a half into our marriage, I was struggling with an intense feeling of bitterness. Marriage wasn’t what I had anticipated. It wasn’t anything like the pretty photographs and romantic movies I had seen—it was hard work.

Engagement PhotoI felt resentful, robbed of romance. This resentment fueled my depression, and in my bitterness I foolishly blamed Kim.

My wife doesn’t give me the love I deserve! I thought to myself.

Within a few short months, my bitterness had had grown to such an intensity, that it poisoned our relationship and threatened to destroy our marriage. Then, after the pressure had built up to where neither of us could stand it, emotions erupted. I was callous and resentful.

But instead of reciprocating my bitterness, Kim showed me an outpouring of love. Even though I had caused her tremendous pain…

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Pixar’s Rules For Storytelling #1: Finding Ideas

Jon Negroni

You may recall Bloop Animation as the group who put together the video for my post, The Pixar Theory. Recently, they’ve been delving even deeper into what makes Pixar, well, Pixar with a new series about storytelling. The video is below, along with a transcribed version.

(The following is a transcript of a video written by Dean Movshovitz and based on The 22 rules of storytelling by Emma Coats):

Choosing an idea is all about finding the essence of your story. Most good stories revolve around watching a character struggle outside of their comfort zone.

We love watching characters have their polar opposites thrown at them.

A rat who wants to be a chef? Think about that idea for a moment. What could be worse for a rat than to have a passion for cooking? To dream to be a chef in a gourmet French restaurant?

Like most storytelling rules, this one…

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Athletics unlikely to extend a qualifying offer to Jed Lowrie

HardballTalk

The Athletics aren’t likely to give a $15.3 million qualifying offer to shortstop Jed Lowrie, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The club doesn’t have an immediate candidate to fill the void, though they could still bring Lowrie back. Slusser adds that the A’s aren’t likely to match if a team offers Lowrie three years.

Lowrie, 30, saw his offense dip this past season as he finished with a .249/.321/.355 slash line, six home runs, and 50 RBI. He suffered a fractured index finger in August, which may have affected his ability to swing the bat, as he managed just three extra-base hits in the month of September.

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[LE POINT.FR] Interview: quand le cuistre BHL se la raconte après son humiliation tunisienne

Allain Jules

bhl5_01C’est le bouquet final. Dans une daube intitulée “EXCLUSIF. La vérité sur le voyage de BHL en Tunisie !”, Le Point proclame que Botul l’imposteur ne mâche pas ses mots. Il n’était pas à Tunis à l’invitation des islamistes, ni comme « agent sioniste », et n’a pas été expulsé du pays…C’est BHL qui s’interroge lui-même et répond ensuite à ses propres questions. Il fait partie du Point.fr et cette interview n’a aucune crédibilité. Dans sa débilité. Dans ses mensonges. Dans ses insultes. Dans tout. Le cuistre parle même de complot. Un régal pour vos zygomatiques.

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